Asylum seekers and immigrants coming into the U.S. often carry severe traumas. Add to this our current sociopolitical climate and the hardships of immigration itself, and the accumulated stress can take an enormous toll on the well-being of individuals and families, affecting their ability to work, attend school, and find their way in a new community. Learn the legislative landscape for migration to the U.S. and the critical role mental health professionals can play in helping this vulnerable population. Through case presentations and video vignettes, you’ll explore:
- How to assess and address the mental health challenges of unaccompanied minors, asylum seekers, and immigrant families
- Specific body-centered interventions to resource dysregulation clients during the immigration process
- The role mental health professionals can play in support of the immigration process by writing psychosocial evaluations to keep families together
- How to increase awareness of vicarious trauma as well as vicarious resilience when working with asylum seekers
Note: Fulfills many state board requirements for cultural competency.
Rosa Maria Bramble, LCSWR, is a bilingual practitioner, founder of Borders of Hope, adjunct lecturer at Columbia School of Social Work, and past president of the National Association of Puerto Rican and Hispanic Social Workers NYC Chapter. Elsa Raker works for the Physician for Human Rights (PHR) Asylum Project, which works with a network of over 1,700 clinicians to provide forensic evaluations to asylum seekers.
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For available workshops on similar topics, check out Anxiety and Body and Cultural Competency and Families/Kids/Teens and Professional/Personal Development and Trauma.